President Bush told South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung that he won't allow "business as usual" with North Korea in the wake of its decision to reactivate a suspended nuclear power plant, while President Kim called North Korea's move "unacceptable."…
North Korea announced Thursday that it would reopen a suspended nuclear power plant in response to the Bush administration's decision to halt shipments of heavy oil.
North Korea has admitted to U.S. diplomats that it has been secretly developing a nuclear weapons program that violates previous non-nuclear international agreements, Bush administration officials said late Wednesday.
Officials from North and South Korea wrapped up talks Wednesday, agreeing to further discussions on economic cooperation and proposed reunions of families, but remaining undecided on when to hold talks on a proposed cross-border railway.
While officials from North and South Korean resumed talks on Tuesday aimed at fostering cooperation, continuing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea threatened to derail a diplomatic pact aimed at freezing its reported nuclear weapons program.
Secretary of State Colin Powell met briefly with the foreign minister of North Korea Wednesday, marking the highest level of contact between Washington and communist North Korea since President Bush took office in 2001.
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